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Aug 17th, 2011
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5,786 complaints unearthed during comment periods By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com Aug 10, 2011 MELANCTHON – Much like the protest signs that have been steadily popping up on lawns across the region, concerns surrounding the mega quarry plan in Melancthon Township continue to grow, which has politi...
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Aug 17th, 2011
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By Robert Benzie Toronto Star August 10 2011 A Brazilian corporation is alleging its bid to build a massive quarry outside Hamilton was scuttled by the Liberal government for political reasons. Read more ...
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Aug 8th, 2011
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Voters should force candidates to take a stand on mega-quarryBy Sandy Agnew North Simcoe Community News August-September 2011The Highland Companies proposal for a mega-quarry in Melancthon Township could have environmental, agricultural and social consequences that dwarf those of Site 41....
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Aug 1st, 2011
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Between a rock and a hard place BY IAN ROBERTSON TORONTO SUN July 30 2011 SHELBURNE – Plans for North America’s second-biggest rock quarry on potato farms north of Toronto have coated Queen’s Park in a dust cloud of public outrage. Farmers, residents, environmentalists, opposition MPs and MPPs,...
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Jul 20th, 2011
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2,051 objections under ARA, 3,735 through ERFrom the Ministry of Natural Resources website July 18 2011 Concerns have been raised regarding the application put forward by Highland Companies for a licence to operate a quarry in the Township of Melancthon. No decision on the application is imminent as ...
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Jul 18th, 2011
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By Thornton McEnery Business Insider Jul. 13, 2011 A furor has erupted in Ontario, Canada over the proposal of a “mega-quarry” that could potentially contaminate the waters of five large rivers in the areas that would surround it.  Petitions have been passed and the Canadian government has been besie...
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Jul 15th, 2011
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Truck traffic, air and water quality, need for EA AWARE Simcoe July 15 2011 At least one Simcoe County municipality registered its concerns with the proposed mega-quarry in Melancthon Thownship. New Tecumseth Mayor Mike McEachern sent in a letter last week raising key concerns about the Highlands Com...
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Jul 15th, 2011
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LETTER TO Simcoe.com July 14 2011 It was recently said that by the time three or four more provincial elections occur, that rural southern Ontario will be unrecognizable. This is because so much of the political will and the bureaucrats exercising that will are based in the urban centres. Over the la...
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Jul 15th, 2011
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Next steps, media coverage, upcomng events etc AWARE Simcoe July 14 2011 This is a link to the current newsletter from the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce....
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Jul 12th, 2011
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Wall Street legend aims to strike pay dirt in Ontario MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Globe and Mail July 10 2011 Seth Klarman is considered one of the world’s money managing impresarios, a superb value investor whose record of outsized returns has given him cult status on Wall Street. What interests him now mig...